WestWay Climbing (< 1 mile)
Climbing is perfects for kids, and this centre offers a couple of different drop in sessions for kids as young as five to give climbing a try in a safe, friendly and supervised atmosphere.
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden (4 miles)
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden
The internal temperature ranges from -5C to -7C. The wall is 8m in height and ranges in steepness from a pleasant slab to a drastic overhang! Strict lower age limit of 13 years old, with conditions.
The Castle Climbing Centre (7 miles)
The Castle Climbing Centre
is a modern climbing centre with a really family friendly stance, offering bouldering, high ropes, specialist courses, kids' clubs and special events in the school holidays. Handy taster sessions help you get to grips with the options available!
The XC (19 miles)
features include a high end skate park, a 14m climbing wall, organic indoor caving systems, bouldering walls and a challenging high ropes course! Bring your energy!
The Climb (20 miles)
Is a state of the art climbing centre: it's active, dynamic, friendly and fun. They run a full range of activities for juniors aged 5yrs up and adults. There's something to suit everyone, whether your a beginner or an advanced climber
Stubbers Adventure Centre (21 miles)
Stubbers Adventure Centre
Family adventure starts here, with a fantastic range including motor sports, jet ski, laser tag, bushcraft and absolutely loads more! Single session, day and even week long activity options!
Longridge Activity Centre (23 miles)
Longridge Activity Centre
is an outdoor activity centre set on the River Thames in Marlow. We offer both land and water activities for all the family. As a charity we try to provide a real community hub that everyone can experience outdoor activities for low cost.
Oakwood Youth Challenge (26 miles)
Oakwood Youth Challenge
Outdoor activity centre suitable for ages 8 offering activities days daily during school holidays.
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre (28 miles)
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre
offers canoeing, dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding dragon boating and raft building. Instructional and supervised activity sessions available to participants aged 8 and above.
K2 Crawley (28 miles)
A staggering array of sports and leisure opportunities, from the under 8s leisure water, swimming and diving facilities, climbing rock, gynastics and martial arts rooms, football, squash, honestly whatever activity you want to do they have it!
Reading Climbing Centre (33 miles)
Reading Climbing Centre
is a superb climbing facility just outside Reading town centre. We cater for children and families from 5 years and up. Our key sessions include Birthday Parties, Kids’ Casual Sessions and our Kids’ progressive Climbing Scheme.
Ardingly Activity Centre (33 miles)
Ardingly Activity Centre
Patient and enthusiastic staff are waiting to teach your family to sail, windsurf, fish or canoe in this gorgeous reservoir. Pre booking essential. Most activities are suitable for kids aged 7 and older.
Evolution Climbing (33 miles)
Bouldering, abseiling, a leap of faith, top rope training: their friendly and experienced staff are on hand to support anyone who wants to give it a go over 6 years old. Bouldering has bouncy crash mats, so absolute beginners will be safe!
Adventure Dolphin (37 miles)
Activity centre offering a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities across West Berkshire. Primarily for 13 to 19 year olds, but many activities suitable for ages 8 and older. They do exciting birthday parties too!
Big Rock Climbing Centre (42 miles)
Big Rock Climbing Centre
offers the best indoor climbing facilities around, including roped climbing walls up to 11m high, multiple low level bouldering areas and a dedicated kids' climbing area!
Rock Solid Climbing Wall (47 miles)
Rock Solid Climbing Wall
Modern ope climbing facility with kids' clubs and courses from age 7 upwards. Features include bouldering room, bottom rope wall and Walltopia lead tower.
Adur Outdoor Activities Centre (47 miles)
Cobnor Activities Centre (55 miles)
Cobnor Activities Centre
Canoeing, rafting, sailing, climbing, archery, mountain biking. Don't worry if you don't know what you want, they can talk you through it and they also do taster sessions! Let's try EVERYTHING!
The Pinnacle (58 miles)
There are lots of ways to get kids involved in climbing at the Pinnacle. They welcome all from absolute beginners just looking for a taste of climbing, to expert climbers working towards national competitions. With sessions for all ages and abilities, please get in touch for more information.
The Mayhew Animal Home (2 miles)
The Mayhew Animal Home
Visit London's famous rescue and rehousing sanctuary for cats and dogs and learn oodles of detail about our furry friends and the important work of caring for them. Great place to adopt a new buddy!
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo (3 miles)
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
invites you to check on the monkeys, crawl down the tunnel to see the meerkats, talk to the parrots and mynah birds, on to the farm to say hello to the goats, donkeys, pigs, emus etc. Playground which includes climbing frames, large sandpit with water toys, swings and roundabouts etc.
London Zoo (4 miles)
Over 720 species including some of the world’s most impressive and inspiring animals. Enjoy interactive, immersive exhibits the family can explore together including Rainforest Life, Gorilla Kingdom featuring their newest addition Kumbuka the silverback, and the popular Animal Adventure Children's...
Sea Life London Aquarium (5 miles)
Sea Life London Aquarium
Home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life and the jewel in the crown of the 28 Sea Life attractions in the UK and Europe. Situated in the heart of London, the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Newest addition is the...
Kentish Town City Farm (4 miles)
Kentish Town City Farm
City Farm with lots of hands-on farming activities to get stuck in to plus events and activities held regularly to encourage volunteers and help fund this charity project.
Vauxhall City Farm (5 miles)
Vauxhall City Farm
This City Farm has lots of animals to cuddle, stroke and feed, horses to ride and they are a venue for birthdays too.
Freightliners Farm (6 miles)
Hands on working farm with animals to visit and adorable petting village.
Deen City Farm (7 miles)
Deen City Farm
is a unique, educational resource in SW London, open free of charge. The opportunity to learn about the animals and contribute to a Working Farm.
Hackney City Farm (7 miles)
Hackney City Farm
boasts a wide variety of animals on the farm including pigs, cattle, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals. Free to all.
Hounslow Urban Farm (7 miles)
Hounslow Urban Farm
With lots of farm animals and cuddly pets to meet, including alpacas, sheep, goats, pigs, ponies, donkeys, rabbits and chipmunks, plus activities include owl displays, pig racing and reptile handling sessions!
Belmont Childrens Farm (8 miles)
Belmont Childrens Farm
Kids can interact with the happy animals either in petting sessions or helping with their care, plus tractor rides, gemstone and fossil panning, private tours and pony pampering sessions!
Stepney City Farm (8 miles)
Stepney City Farm
Four-acre working farm and Rural Arts Centre in the heart of East London with lots of fun and friendly animals: cattle, chickens, donkeys, ducks, ferrets, guinea pigs, goats, pigs, rabbits, and sheep.
Surrey Docks Farm (8 miles)
Surrey Docks Farm
A working 2.2 acre city farm in the heart of London with open animal yard, bee room, cafe, working blacksmiths forge and classrooms.
Mudchute Park and Farm (9 miles)
Isle of Dogs
Mudchute Park and Farm
32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs to share with friendly furry and feathered creatures. There is also an outdoor play area in Milwall Park which is adjacent.
Newham City Farm (12 miles)
Newham City Farm
City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
The Natural History Museum (2 miles)
The Natural History Museum
Promotes the discovery, understanding, enjoyment and responsible use of the natural world. Explore our world-class collections, fantastic exhibitions and cutting-edge research online, or visit our landmark building.
Science Museum (2 miles)
Catch a 3D movie, jump on a simulator, visit an exhibition, and encounter the past, present and future of technology in 7 floors of galleries! One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions!
Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tour (2 miles)
Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tour
- tells the story of Chelsea FC, ever since they were formed in 2003, through interactive exhibits, user-friendly touch screens and audio-visual shows - can be accessed independently or during a guided tour of the stadium.
Victoria and Albert Museum (2 miles)
Victoria and Albert Museum
has lots of exciting events and activities for families every holiday and many weekends. Activities are free and most do not need to be booked, which means you can stay for as long or as short a time as you like. One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions
Tour of Lords and MCC Museum (3 miles)
St Johns Wood
Tour of Lords and MCC Museum
Visit one of the oldest sporting museums in the world or go behind the scenes on a tour of Lords Cricket Ground.
Saatchi Gallery (3 miles)
is geared towards introducing a younger audience of art students and enthusiasts to contemporary art. Come and discover the most innovative in contemporary art for free.
London Museum of Water and Steam (3 miles)
London Museum of Water and Steam
Offering tours of the steam pumping engines, rides on London's only narrow gauge railway, education in the Waterworks interactive gallery, and the Splashzone hands on water engineering play lab!
The Musical Museum (3 miles)
The Musical Museum
From the tiny clockwork Musical Box to the self playing ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’, the collection embraces an impressive and fascinating array that will enchant most children and most of the rest of you too!
The Queens Gallery (4 miles)
The Queens Gallery
Iconic gallery laden with artistic treasures, really welcoming of families and those with special needs. Visit a mock Georgian coffeehouse, pick up a Family Activity Pack, and listen to a story from the talking hats!
The Guards Museum (4 miles)
The Guards Museum
Learn about the five regiments of Her Majesty’s Foot Guards in this great little museum. Museum trail to follow, with hidden objects to find. Lots of medals and uniforms to check out. Free entry for kids under 16.
Grant Museum of Zoology (4 miles)
Grant Museum of Zoology
Visit the only remaining university zoological museum in London, with around 67,000 samples covering the whole animal kingdom, including lots of skeletons. Free to visit.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (4 miles)
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Learn about the history of life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through to the Islamic period. Thousands of objects to look through including ancient papyrus and carvings. Free to visit.
Wellcome Collection (4 miles)
A free museum that explores what is means to be human plus the connection between life, medicine and art. Plenty of interactive displays to enjoy on a variety of subjects.
The National Gallery (4 miles)
The National Gallery
Plenty of talks, workshops, and holiday fun for all ages at this iconic British day trip location. children truly welcome and a great many facilities made for them.
The Household Cavalry Museum (4 miles)
The Household Cavalry Museum
A most unusual living museum, where amongst other things you can watch troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables through a huge glass partition.
British Museum (4 miles)
Explore the world under one roof: whether you come to the British Museum for the whole day or just a couple of hours, there is always something free for families to do together!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Activity Centre near West London with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
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